Kingfisher Airlines gets permission for operations to eight international destinations

Airline also gets nod from MoCA for international operations from Mumbai and Kolkata

The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) yesterday granted Kingfisher Airlines the permission to operate to eight international destinations and gave the go ahead to commence international flights from Mumbai and Kolkata. According to a report in the Times of India today, the airline has also got a nod to link more foreign cities from Bangalore. The airline currently operates a daily Bangalore-London service and has received permission for Bangalore- Dubai flight, which is yet to be launched.

“Kingfisher Airlines has received permission to connect Mumbai to London, Hong Kong and Singapore; Bangalore to Bangkok, Colombo and Male; Kolkata to Dhaka and Chittagong,” informed the official from MoCA. According to an airline official permission to operate on routes like Mumbai- Bangkok is still awaited and the time frame for launching flights to the new international destinations will be declared progressively. The airline is likely to use the A-330 aircraft for flights from Mumbai to London, Hong Kong and Singapore, while ATRs will be used on Kolkata-Dhaka and Chittagong sectors. The A-320 will be utilised for the Bangalore-Bangkok, Dubai, Colombo and Male flights. The airline is in talks with some private equity players for infusion of funds, and plans to take two more A-320s on lease for the new services.

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About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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